Category: Motivating

The Coin

I have been finding and posting inspiring, motivational, and encouraging stories on this blog for the past four years now. There have been instances in which people have been interested in sharing personal stories and have been willing to post their tale on this…

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Great Life Lessons to Live By

There are many times throughout our everyday lives that we get caught up in the ”hustle and bustle” of life and forget “the little things”…the things that should be the most important things to live by. Whether we are experiencing tough situations in life…

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Encouraging Quotes of Gratitude and Thanksgiving

I have always felt that the one thing in the world that make people truly the happiest, is when they do and give things to other people. How many times that you remember, have you felt really good about yourself, when you have helped…

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The Power of Laughter

There is nothing better in the world than a nice, big laugh…a good belly-laugh. Laughing and smiling is an awesome remedy for the soul. It can brighten your day. It can turn a dark time into an enjoyable light. It’s funny how an individuals…

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Pictures That Speak Volumes #79: Sweetness

There is absolutely nothing in the world heartwarming, precious and has the ability to bring a smile to a face than watching the innocent love and joy of a child and their pet. Just look at the enjoyment, contentment, and adoration of this little…

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It’s Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,000…

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Words of Wisdom of Legendary Coach Pat Summit

Well-known and respected women’s college basketball coach, Pat Summit, died a few days ago, at the age of 64, five years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the head coach of the University of Tennessee’s basketball team and won more games than…

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The Foundations of Success

I recently came across this picture that gives us a fantastic,simple and true illustration of the building blocks of success. What are the things that define a person who is successful? Again, check out the picture and discover for yourself the answers…in a simple…

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Finding Strength in Difficult Times: The Story of the Hero and the Coward

We all experience difficult times throughout our lifetime. Some are more trying and problematic than others but through them all, we can learn from those experiences, either in a negative or a positive manner. Legendary NFL football coach, Bill Parcells, once told the following…

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Are You Sad? Here Are Some Ways to Instantly Make You Feel Good!

It happens to the best of us. One minute your sat comfortably enjoying your time on Earth and the next you want to flip all the tables you can get your hands on. Maybe it was something someone said, perhaps it was a memory…

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“Keep Yourself at 17 Inches”

I recently came across a fantastic story written by Coach Sperry, that a couple of friends of mine sent to me via Face Book. I thought that it was something that should certainly be shared with everyone and worth the read…especially parents and coaches….

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A True Hero for Humanity

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What Makes YOU Happy?

A crow lived in the forest and was absolutely satisfied in life. But one day he saw a swan. “This swan is so white,” he thought, “and I am so black. This swan must be the happiest bird in the world.” He expressed his…

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Something Worse Than A Thief

Once upon a time, an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later he was proven innocent. After being released, he sued the old man for wrongly accusing him. In court, the…

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Orphans Need Us: Pictures That Speak Volumes #73

There are literally millions of homeless children around the world that hunger for the affection and love of another person. Let’s try and remember these children each day and perhaps, in some way, you can discover how to help one. Take the time to…

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The Lesson of the Black Spot

Sometimes, simple illustrations teach us simple but important life lessons….. One day a professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They waited anxiously at their desks for the test to begin. The professor handed out the question…

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The Importance of Self-Confidence

Self-confidence and a strong belief in oneself and the things that you can achieve is a strong trait that an individual can have. When a person has a good self-image, they find that they can not only accomplish their goals but they can achieve…

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The Heartbreaking Pursuit of Wealth

The pursuit of happiness. This is the goal of just about every person on earth. What is happiness? What makes a person truly happy? Unfortunately, too many people believe that true happiness comes from wealth, beautiful houses, and fancy cars…just to name a few….

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The Beauty Inside You

The Holidays are here! Millions upon millions of people rush around looking for gifts to buy, decorate their homes, spend time with their family and friends and enjoy welcoming in the New Year with their loved ones. Unfortunately, there is a flip side to…

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Life is Hard….

There are thousands upon thousands of books, articles, and countless other kinds of information which tell us how to deal with the hardships of life. Sometimes, it is the simple thoughts and / or stories that will remind us the most of the important…

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The Bright Side of the Moon

I have always found it interesting that in most things in life, there is a bright, positive side and there is the polar opposite, the dark, sometimes unknowing side. I like to think of the moon as an example…when you look at it at…

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There’s A Mouse in the House!

This is a re-post of an article that I posted way back when I first began my “Good Time Stories” page. I hope you like it as much as I do!! There are many people in today’s world that want nothing to do with…

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